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Minimum wage workers do not need extra work

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist
June 22, 2017
Filed under Columns

When I was a child, I used to go with a close friend of mine on trips to Walmart. In my hometown, shopping trips were one of the few child-accessible forms of entertainment that did not involve aimlessly wandering town or making sleds out of old mattresses and staircases, so friend-based Walmart trips...

OPINION: All kinds of parents deserve recognition

Liz Stephens, Staff Reporter
June 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

My stepdad took on the commitment of being my father when I was almost five years old. It was not until I was almost 18 that I realized how much he knowingly chose to take on when marrying my mom, who had three daughters. Fathers who are present and active in their children’s lives need to be recognized...

Opinion: Breakfast of champions may not make champions

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist
June 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dear readers, let me tell you a story of my greatest failure as a person, a person with taste and a student. This is the story of the worst breakfast I ever had. Let us flash back to roughly four years ago. At the time, I was attending a Lake Land College branch in Effingham, splitting my time between...

Opinion: Being overworked is not trendy

Liz Stephens, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

As a college student, it is easy for one to work their hardest but still not feel as if they are doing enough. It is also easy to say yes to every opportunity because of the fear of missing out or looking lazy for not taking an extra obligation. Last semester I worked three jobs and went to school...

Opinion: Take a chance on a lesser-known activity

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist
June 8, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Earlier this week, The Daily Eastern News reported on The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, which recently moved in at Eastern for part of their spring training. When that article ran, I got the chance to have my first-ever contributing byline in a news article. I gleefully wrote up a few paragraphs about dr...

OPINION: People need to think for themselves

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under Columns

In the age of apathy, true purpose may be becoming a thing of the past. We are a sanctioned people, forcibly separated from our individual thoughts and forced to wallow in the daily news or the latest executive order. In many ways we are a selfish people, driven by money and control, but we also...

Attractive packaging draws the eye for good reason

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist
May 17, 2017
Filed under Columns

On Monday at around 11 in the morning, I opened up a nondescript white USPS box and looked down into a unicorn wonderland. It was a package I had been expecting for several days: a bottle of hair dye that will soon make my hair a matte charcoal. But it was the package’s interior that charmed me...

Column: Byron’s life, legacy touch entire campus community

Rashod Whitaker, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I was not Byron Edingburg’s best friend, nor was I his favored companion. I was more like his frequent associate my sophomore year. I had seen him around on campus passing by, heading towards Old Main as I walked into Thomas Hall. He was immediately recognizable with his fuzzy facial hair and slim...

Column: T.V. title sequences evolve

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

It used to be the first thing you would hear as you clicked on the T.V. Saturday morning. With a bowl of cereal on your lap, you pushed the channel number on the remote by memory, sat back and settled in for your favorite cartoons. You know it was about to begin with the familiar song. For me,...

Column: Hard season for relationships, fish

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Fall snuggles and late night bonfire season has passed, Christmas lights and holiday movie marathons have come and gone, New Years kisses have dissipated and Valentine’s flowers rotting in the garbage and chocolates are sitting comfortably right above where your favorite pants rest. This time of year...

Guest Column: Testing Services Center should be restored

Dr. Michael Kuo, Guest Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

We are treating our learning-disabled students poorly, and we need to get our act together. We have shut down the Testing Services Center that provided these students and their teachers with testing accommodations, supervised by people with training in learning disabilities. Now learning-disabled...

Column: Flavor-changing tablets disappoint

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

When I was in middle school, my best friend created a monthly dare. She would go to the condiment table in the lunchroom, pick up a napkin full of jalapenos, the spiciest food we could get at school, and place them before us. “Eat it,” she said to me. The tale-tell sign of childhood – someon...

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